Sympathetic arousal as a marker of chronicity in childhood stuttering

This study investigated whether sympathetic activity during a stressful speaking task was an early marker for stuttering chronicity. Findings indicated that at the initial time point, children with persisting stuttering exhibited higher sympathetic arousal during the stressful speaking task than children whose stuttering recovered. Findings are taken to suggest that sympathetic activity may be an early marker of heightened risk for chronic stuttering. #stuttering

Zengin-Bolatkale, Hatun, Conture, Edward kG., Walden, Tedra A. & Jones, Robin M. (2018). Sympathetic arousal as a marker of chronicity in childhood stuttering. Developmental Neuropsychology

[sympathetic arousal, stuttering]

About rickyWburk

Ricky W. Burk, CCC-SLP, BCS-F, is a speech-language pathologist who provides in-home therapy for adolescents and adults residing in Tennessee and Mississippi who stutter. His career includes PreK, elementary, middle, and high school practice, undergraduate & graduate faculty appointments, skilled nursing, national & international consultation, private practice, and national & international speaking presentations. He holds the American Speech-Language Hearing Association Certificate of Clinical Competence, and he is a Board Certified Specialist in Fluency Disorders.
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